Allan Martin, a family practitioner with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest, started seeing patients at a new clinic office at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville on Nov. 20. Butterfield is the only retirement community in Northwest Arkansas with a primary care physician onsite to serve its independent living residents, according to a news release.
On Tuesday (Dec. 5), Butterfield and UAMS Northwest announced a partnership for the onsite physician. Martin is a fellowship trained geriatrician and will provide Butterfield’s residents with a range of comprehensive primary care, preventative care and ongoing case management.
“We are pleased to partner with UAMS as the state’s leader in medical excellence to provide quality care to our residents with convenient onsite services — located here where they need it most,” Butterfield CEO Quintin Trammell said. “This partnership not only strengthens the delivery of healthcare to Village residents, but it sets Butterfield apart from the other retirement community options in Northwest Arkansas.”
Martin will serve Butterfield’s residents as his principal medical practice Monday through Friday mornings. He will take house calls at the retirement community, and in the afternoons, he and his staff will see residents at UAMS Northwest in Fayetteville. If needed, Martin’s clinic hours at Butterfield could be expanded, said Robert Gullett Jr., director of the UAMS Family Medical Center in Fayetteville.
If a resident needs to be admitted to the hospital, UAMS Family Medicine physicians would provide care at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville or Northwest Medical Center — Springdale. Residents can choose Martin as their primary care physician.
“We are building a model of quality care at Butterfield Trail Village, which may serve as a model for other facilities throughout the state,” Gullett said. “Our mission is to help the community wherever the community needs us. Since UAMS is the only center in the state with a medical school, we can offer more in terms of service and expertise, and we’re excited to extend those resources to Butterfield Trail Village.”